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22-October-2009

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Action needed to improve quality and relevance of vocational education and training, says OECD

Learning for Jobs, the initial report of the OECD policy review of vocational education and training, presents a set of policy recommendations to help countries make their vocational systems more responsive to labour market needs and boost economic growth.

22-October-2009

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OECD’s Gurría welcomes UK government climate change map

Widespread drought, falling agricultural production and rising sea levels are just some of the devastating effects of climate change graphically illustrated in a new map produced by UK government’s Meteorological Office.

21-October-2009

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Towards green growth: how can the Environment Policy Committee contribute?

As we begin to see signs of economic recovery, policy debates are focusing on what kind of a post-crisis global economy we want. And the answer is “green”, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

16-October-2009

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George C. Marshall: A tribute from the OECD

In this statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of George C. Marshall’s death, the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría explains that George Marshall’s vision still inspires the organisation’s work today.

14-October-2009

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Climate change: the biggest threat to economic recovery

After a year of pain and pessimism, we are starting to see signs of an economic recovery. Green shoots are sprouting. Governments' bold economic and financial actions of over the past year are beginning to take effect. But we are not out of the woods yet...

10-October-2009

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Education for the future - Promoting changes in policies and practices: the way forward

Speaking at the education ministerial round table organised by the UNESCO, Angel Gurría underlined that education is the key to addressing the economic and social challenges of our times, including a way to get out of the crisis faster. According to the OECD Secretary-General, the 21st century schools will need to help young individuals to constantly adapt and grow, to develop their capacity and motivation, to expand their horizons

9-October-2009

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OECD Secretary-General congratulates President Obama on Nobel Peace Prize

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría hailed the Nobel committee’s decision to award its annual Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, calling it “a powerful vote for peace and co-operation between nations”.

6-October-2009

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OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress

Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.

1-October-2009

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Managing the crisis: from recovery policies to long-term reforms

In his annual speech to the Centres of Governments network, Mr. Gurría reminded that this group is becoming more and more important as decision makers in OECD countries and beyond are being confronted by a combination of policy challenges of unprecedented size and complexity. According to the OECD Secretary-General, these challenges can only be addressed successfully if governments act together and learn from each other.

30-September-2009

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OECD Debate at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Speaking at the Parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe about the economic situation, Mr. Gurría said that we must reactivate economic growth and employment, plan carefully and coordinate our recovery strategies, to make sure that this kind of crisis will never happen again.

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